Double F: Falling and Frustrations (A Poem about Kalandian)

When I first saw you You are just a mere drop of saltwater Invisible, unnoticeable, a part of my oblivion As miniscule as the atoms as you are Nothing changed, except you transformed Into a plutonium, drifting in water molecules Your glow, your radiance Acting as a magical compass Guiding me towards your presence In…

Chef Boi Oh No Naloko

Hindi lang sa matatamis na putahe mahilig ang mga Pinoy. Pati sa pagbasag ng mga intelektwal na diskusyon ay hiyang din ang karamihan sa atin. Sa isang akda ni Renato Constantino ay kanyang inilahad ang mga samu’t saring mga kasangkapan sa isang kulturang hindi na nga intelektwal ay indirekta pang tumutuligsa rito. Ang isinasaad na…

Whispers in Eternal Sinkhole

The torturous and oppressive shenanigans Here they come, again and again With no caveats or signs of their arrival They come and go, they bring nothing Not even leftovers of hope At the middle of the night they cast The most brutal storm one could experience alone But before or after the sunrise or sunset…

In Case You Love Me

In case you love me Because I have no idea If you really do Here’s a poem for you, asshole For making me feel loved Even in my grand delusions My heart is a selfish one Self serving organ A worker of no one Until my eyes noticed your soul My heart cannot serve two…

ASEXUAL (An Acrostic Poem)

And here I am, in the middle of uncertainty I wait Sample of ethereal sentiment, when will I contain Embezzled rationality being taken by scrupulous thief Xylem with dead cells needing exuberant Phloem Undermining your conceit, firming your spirit And here I am, seventeen years yet still yearns for one Love with vehemence that never crossed my path

The one who makes up 50% of my gene

Scanning through photo albums I found such Nostalgia of some presence now a trash His love, perhaps a mere duty to him Nonetheless, I miss him who made me dream He displayed no hate, no annoyance towards me But is he still an amazing abstract portrait in art gallery Even on the absence of concern,…

My Thoughts About Philippine Independence Day

      There is one question that invariably elevates every 12th of June in the Philippines, and that is: Are we genuinely independent? Even Ms. Lea Salonga said something in connection with this. Her tweet follows, “Our country is not yet debt-free, poverty-free, crime-free or corruption-free. So what we are free from exactly and why…

Irony

It started with the hate for vandals And the anger is written on walls Each word, each letter laid on blocks Unaware of falseness being inscribed on memoirs At some time a man disgusts a list Numbered, bulleted, any kind of outline Expressing his bother on a plain sheet of paper Enumerating one by one,…

New, Positive Perspective to Stress

      Yesterday, I watched once again one of the Ted Talks titled as “How to make stress your friend” by Health Psychologist Kelly McGonigal. After watching this for the fifth time, this still left me amused because I could not cease thinking how stress is in fact, just another way around. And I…